• Minimalist bulking routine
    Strength

    Workout: Minimalist Bulking Routine

      The consensus among people today is that in order to get big and strong, you need to be hitting the gym 4-5 times per week. The vast majority of people look to the top bodybuilders of today, and assume that the way they train today is how they go to where they are. As a result, the most popular training setup among new gym-goers is a bro-split, such as that followed by Arnold Schwarzenegger in his Mr. Olympia prime. The assumption is that if they follow his same training methodology, they’ll eventually start to look like the Austrian Oak too. But sadly, that’s just not true. Most new lifters…

  • Almonds high protein content
    Diet

    Best Nuts To Eat For Health & Fitness

      It’s generally a good idea to start eating more nuts. Nuts and seeds make up a massive proportion of many hunter-gatherer diets. The classic image of the noble savage living on red meat and eggs might be true in some remote parts of the world, but for most nomadic, non-agricultural peoples, nuts are a dietary staple. This isn’t just out of necessity; nuts are extremely nutritious. They’re typically about 20-30% protein and 50% fat, the vast majority of which is usually monounsaturated. They are packed full of minerals too; in terms of nutrient density per calorie, few foods come close to the potency of nuts! It’s no wonder so…

  • Deadlift training importance
    Strength

    The Deadlift – Is It All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

    The deadlift is often touted as the ultimate exercise for brute strength. It is often the foundation of cookie-cutter training programs. It’s the main event in every strongman contest. At the end of the day, it’s the perfect measure of strength. But is it really everything it’s cracked up to be? Should everyone be incorporating the deadlift into their training? How important is it to be able to deadlift a lot of weight? Are there other exercises that you could be doing instead to get the same results? Let’s look at the scientific literature to find out!   What Muscles Does The Deadlift Recruit? The deadlift is often said to…

  • Paleo fact or fad
    Diet

    Paleo Diet: Fact or Fad?

      We can’t think of the last time a diet has blown up quite like the Paleo Diet did over the last couple of years. The only thing that comes close is the Atkins diet, and that fad is definitely on the decline. Paleo is absolutely everywhere at the moment. There are hundreds if not thousands of websites out there all dedicated to the Paelo lifestyle; and it is unquestionably a lifestyle, not just a diet. Its practitioners are usually serious believers – vocal, dedicated, and extremely clued up on the evidence supposedly backing their chosen diet. It’s rare for someone to be a casual follower of Paleo. And as…